Sue Bird

Suzanne Brigit Bird (born October 16, 1980) is a professional women's basketball player. A high school star from Christ The King RHS, she went on to become a key part of two national champion University of Connecticut teams, the first player to be picked in the 2002 WNBA Draft and an Olympic gold medalist. She currently plays for the WNBA's Seattle Storm, with whom she won a championship in 2004. She is also a member of the 2008 gold medal winning United States Women's Olympic basketball team. Bird was born in Syosset, New York. Her father, Herschel Bird, is of Russian Jewish descent and her mother is Nancy Bird. She also has an older sister Jennifer. Bird gained renown while playing as the starting point guard for the University of Connecticut women's basketball team from 1998 to 2002, and led them to NCAA titles in 2000 and 2002. While playing for the Huskies, Bird was feared most as a three-point shooter, and also at the free throw line, where she averaged over 90% of her free throws in her sophomore and senior seasons. At the conclusion of her college career, she was named the Naismith Award winner and College Player of the Year in 2002. She started in every game in which she


  • Sue Bird hopes to be in lineup for key Storm game Saturday

    Seattle Times 4 days ago
    Storm star Sue Bird participated in a light practice Friday after missing the game Thursday due to a neck strain. Bird suffered the same injury in 2009 and missed the final three games of that regular season. She returned in ...
  • Storm's Sue Bird will be an All-Star, after all

    Seattle Times 1 week ago
    The plan was to enjoy Seattle's pleasant weather this weekend. Thanks to a nod Wednesday from WNBA president Laurel Richie, Storm guard Sue Bird will instead travel to the desert to participate in the league's All-Star Game. Bird ...
  • Bird and Latta named WNBA All-Star replacements

    The Associated Press 1 week ago
    NEW YORK (AP) — Sue Bird and Ivory Latta have been selected as replacements for Saturday's All-Star game by WNBA President Laurel J. Richie. Bird, who stars for Seattle, will join the Western Conference roster, filling the spot of Minnesota ...
  • Sun beats Storm, 86-63

    Seattle Times 2 weeks ago
    A mix of poor defense and offensive struggles led to another Seattle loss Tuesday. Connecticut took advantage, shooting 53 percent from the field in an 86-63 victory at KeyArena. The win ended a three-game losing streak for the Sun (10-13 ...
  • Second quarter dooms Stars

    San Antonio Express-News 2 weeks ago
    SAN ANTONIO -- In the bigger picture, the moment didn't mean much. But in so many ways, it was a fitting summation to what transpired. With about 90 seconds left in her team's 88-67 loss to Seattle on Friday ...
  • Bird, Langhorne lead Storm past Sky, 80-73

    The Associated Press 3 weeks ago
    SEATTLE (AP) — Sue Bird scored eight straight points late in the fourth quarter to help the Seattle Storm beat the Chicago Sky 80-73 on Saturday night. Bird and Crystal Langhorne both scored 19 points for the Storm (8-12). Camille Little ...

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